What is dating like in Colombia?
- There are over 15 million singles in Colombia. Among them, single young women between the ages of 20 and 35 make for almost 3 million, while the number of men marrying age is less than 2 million.
- Colombia is among the top 12 countries with the most stable marriages. The number of divorces is 0.7 per 1,000 people.
- The Colombian population is one of the most diverse in the world, and there are 37 languages in use. English is considered the second most spoken after Spanish, but only around 4% of the population can hold a conversation in English.
Colombians have huge extended families and value close-knit relationships, so it’s perfectly normal to be introduced to your date’s mother, father, and cousins long before your relationship become serious. At the same time, machismo culture is deeply rooted in Colombian men. So while they adore their mothers, they feel the need to demonstrate their masculinity, virility, and domination over women.
Colombia is also a country of strong Catholic traditions, so while Colombian women are often represented as passionate and openly sexual, they tend to be more reserved regarding intimate relationships. They have high standards for respectful, polite behavior and are not afraid to let men cover the bill at the end of the date.